Q: How long have you been singing?
A: I’ve been singing since I was six years old.
Q: Are you strictly a singer/songwriter or do you have other talents?
A: Not only a singer and songwriter, but I like to think of myself as a creator and director! I enjoy dance and every single form of the arts.
Q: What was it that originally attracted you to the music industry and who were your
A: What attracted me to music was actually the passion behind it all. The energy that goes in it and comes from it! (My) major influences, to be honest I really can’t pick. I really respect every artist and their craft, from the mainstream to the underground. I feed off of all their energy and respect the beauty of everyone’s craft. Because everyone brings something different and to me one person’s perspective is just as awesome as the next!
Q: So, who are some of the top mainstream artists that you would like to work with and
A: As far as top mainstream artists I would love to work with would be Ceelo, Adele, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Brittney Spears, Drake, and the list goes on…
Q: You’ve already got your first video out on YouTube, but how many more do you plan to produce there? Are you planning to make your mark as a YouTube phenomenon to get discovered or do you have other goals?
A: There will be many more videos to come and each video will give you a better idea of who I am! To be discovered on YouTube would be awesome, but I also have other goals I’m trying to reach when it comes down to becoming a household name in the industry.
Q: What do you project for your career in the next 10 years?
A: In the next 10 years, I will be a household name in the industry. You will also see me branch off into other fields as well, such as acting and (more).
Q: What went into producing your first video—as far as mental preparation to put yourself out there, were there financial expenses for production, working with whoever helped you produce it, etcetera…?
A: It took a lot of patience and self motivation and money, but mainly the first two were what really mattered. Everything else came along during the process. Money is going to always play a factor in what you want to do, but you can’t let that stop you just because you don’t have that in your hands at that moment. Because again finances came, my team came along, I had many blessings on my side!
Q: Do you have any inspirational words for other young women who aspire to do what you're doing?
A: Do what you’re proud of! Make your own opportunity instead of looking or waiting for one! For the ladies, have your own, don’t depend on anyone else! Also, life is about choices, as long as you can choose the 5 Ws—who, what, when, where, why—and take action with positive energy behind it, there will be no stopping you!
Taleia will soon have her website available for all of her fans, but in the meantime, you can contact her and follow her progress on the road to stardom via her Facebook page or her Twitter @Taleia1.